Turku PET Centre Purchases an ACSI TR-19 Cyclotron

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(Richmond, BC) – Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc. (ACSI) is pleased to announce that it has won a publicly tendered contract to supply a TR-19 to the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University located in Turku, Finland.  The new cyclotron will be installed and commissioned at the Turku PET Centre in the fall of 2015.

The Turku PET Centre is a Finnish National Research Institute that specializes in high quality scientific research as well as providing diagnostic imaging services for the whole country.  The Turku PET centre is regarded highly internationally as a centre for outstanding contributions to targetry and radiochemistry.   ACSI is proud to be partnering with such a prestigious institution and believes that the addition of the TR-19 to the Turku facility will bolster the Institute research and development capabilities.

Professor and Director of Turku PET Centre Juhani Knuuti had this to say about the recent TR-19 purchase:  “Turku PET Centre has currently 3 cyclotrons and two radiochemistry laboratories with 19 hotcells. Our oldest cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratory will be de-commissioned by the year 2017.  Installation of new ACSI TR-19 unit is the first step to move all radionuclide production under one roof. The next step is to significantly expand the present newer radiochemistry laboratory during 2016-2017.  After the installation of the new cyclotron, we will host three cyclotrons in the same building. As our center is active in targetry and radionuclide production related research for PET, we expect that the ACSI TR-19 cyclotron with its’ variable energy will meet our demands and complement the existing setup very well.”

The TR-19 is a variable energy (14-19MeV), automated and upgradeable cyclotron with an external ion source.  Designed with high production capability, the TR-19 not only serves current demanding radioisotope production needs, but also ensures sufficient capacity for future growth.


Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of cyclotrons. With over 25 years of experience and more than 50 cyclotron systems sold, ACSI can provide a wide range of equipment and services worldwide.  Its cyclotrons are used for the commercial production and distribution of PET and SPECT nuclides by internationally recognized companies and leading research facilities.  ACSI cyclotrons are designed, manufactured and assembled in Richmond, Canada.

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